Amendment One Passes

As expected, North Carolina voters today approved the bill to officially write discrimination into the state constitution.

With a little over 43 percent of precincts reporting, support for the amendment was strong- with about 61 percent of North Carolina voters casting their ballots in favor of the amendment, and roughly 39 percent voting against it. North Carolina had previously been the only Southern state that did not have a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Some 29 states already have statutes or constitutional amendments outlawing same-sex marriage. Additionally, in Hawaii, the state legislature has the power to define marriage, though the state does not currently explicitly ban same-sex marriage. North Carolina will now become the 30th state with such a law.

Nobody on our side can say we’re surprised, but we’re all still saddened. And the march towards theocracy and sharia law continues.[Photo via Good As You]